Urbana Park District Auditions for “Seussical The Musical”

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It’s your chance to play one of the fun Dr. Seuss characters at center stage.
Dana Mancuso and Heidi Vassel for the Urbana Park District share the details for auditions and more.
 
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks”. Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect that Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trail, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
 
Friday, April 28, 2017
04:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Phillips Recreation Center
 
Kids 7-18 can audition for chorus or named roles in our summer performance of Seussical the Musical.
Arranging for Auditions
 
Auditions take place at the Phillips Recreation Center. Call 217-367-1544 or visit http://tinyurl.com/UPDYST to schedule an audition time for either the chorus only or for a named role. If you are unable to make these scheduled times, ask about making alternate arrangements. Sign-ups for technical work will be accepted any time during auditions.
 
Chorus Auditions– Friday, April 28 from 4-6pm or Saturday, April 29 from 10-11am
Children will be taught a number from the show and will sing and dance in groups of 10-15 for 30 minutes.
 
Solo Auditions– Friday, April 28 from 6-8pm or Saturday, April 29 from 11am-12pm and 1-5pm
Prepare a song to sing. An accompanist will be provided for those who bring sheet music. Children will perform their number and dance in small groups for one hour.
 
Call Backs– Sunday, April 30 from 12-5pm
If you have any questions, call Erica at 217-367-1544, extension 276.
 
Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N. Broadway
Saturday, April 22
4-6pm
 
The unveiling of the new playscape is on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 4-6pm with the reveal at 4:15pm. Visitors can play in the nature playscape, create nature art, explore Busey Woods during a self-directed scavenger hunt, and visit with the education wildlife. Refreshments will be available. The event will be stroller and wheelchair accessible. Call 217-384-4062 for more information.
 

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